Pakistan thanks Facebook for prompt removal of anti-vaccine posts

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He urged Twitter to follow Facebook’s example.

“Twitter should also act and remove the false propaganda and accounts to help us tackle the the crippling virus,” Mr Bin Atta added. 

To counter the mistrust the government has launched public education campaigns and urged Muslim clerics to educate worshippers about the importance of getting children vaccinated.

According to the End Polio Pakistan initiative there have been 27 cases of the disease in the country so far this year, compared to 12 in the whole of 2018. 

Pakistan is one of the only three countries, along with neighbouring Afghanistan and Nigeria, where there are still cases of the disease. 

Polio workers say that they hope removing the offending content will have a positive impact, although they admit some damage has been done already.



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